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Sacramento Police Department Use of Force Information 

The Sacramento Police Department (SPD) values the sanctity of human life and the freedoms guaranteed by the United States and California constitutions. The Sacramento Police Department remains committed to serving our community and will continue to review and revise polices in order to best support our department and all of Sacramento.

Key Points from the Sacramento Police Department's Use of Force Policy 

The Sacramento Police Department’s Professional Standards Unit (PSU) and Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) compile statistical data on officer uses of force and arrests. Below you will find reports that analyze and compare various statistical information broken down by year, age range, race, and other demographics.

Below you will find SPD's current Use of Force Policy (General Order 580.02), as well as additional resources detailing our constant efforts to develop a policy that is consistent with our community's goals and expectations. 

Archived Use of Force Data

2015 through 2017

Note: There may be more than one type of force used on the same incident, therefore, the number of types of forces are higher than the incident number.






This information was produced for informational purposes only; it is limited by the information available and/or collected at the time the statistics were generated.